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It is the dedication and passion of our Options for Learning employees that make this agency one of the most innovative and progressive child development organizations in Southern California. Our 1,000+ employees* include site directors, teachers, associate and assistant teachers, aides, enrollment specialists, maintenance, facilities, accounting and administrative staff.
Options for Learning's Human Resources Department is committed to maintaining the highest level of service to all of these amazing people. It is our goal to treat each employee with respect, professionalism and the utmost of care. We have an open-door policy and are committed to going the extra mile when addressing our staff’s needs or concerns.

In addition to the personal fulfillment of helping and working with children and families, our regular full- and part-time employees are provided with a generous benefits program and paid time off. 
Options for Learning is:
  • A highly recognized nonprofit child care and resource agency since 1981;
  • One of the largest child development agencies in the San Gabriel Valley*;
  • Convenient for families 90+ locations serving more than 12,000 children*;
  • Favored by employees a strong career path and low turnover.
*Figures based on typical capacity and normal operating conditions.


Options for Learning prides itself on offering a comprehensive package of benefits and perks for both part- and full-time employees, including: 
  • Generous paid time off (216 hours per year for full-time employees to be used for vacation/personal days or sick time; prorated for part-time employees); 
  • Nine paid holidays per calendar year*; 
  • Bereavement leave; 
  • Jury/witness duty leave; 
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance (agency covers 90% of employee premiums); 
  • 403(b) retirement savings (with 50% employer match up to 6% AND 2% contribution from agency regardless of employee's contribution); 
  • Basic life insurance; 
  • Supplemental life insurance (additional employee coverage and coverage for spouse and children); 
  • Long-term disability; 
  • Professional development opportunities; 
  • Employee assistance program (counseling, legal assistance, financial planning, identity theft); 
  • Free SmartDollar financial wellness program; 
  • Legal assistance plan; 
  • Supplemental cancer and accident plans; 
  • Dependent care and health flexible spending account; 
  • Employee referral bonus (referring employee earns $500 for each new hire who completes 90 days; prorated to $100 for on-call hires; expires Dec. 31, 2022); 
  • Discounts for Verizon wireless, gym memberships, movie tickets, L.A. County Fair, amusement parks, and much more. 
 *New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independent Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day following, Christmas Day. 

Staff testimonials

"Working for Options for Learning is a rewarding experience where you are encouraged to learn, be creative, and express yourself in your work. It is an experience like no other, and the prize is inspiring our youth, and witnessing their growth." — Diana, lead teacher, Enrichment Program

"Working for Options has given me the opportunity to grow professionally as a teacher.  Here at Options for Learning, we work as a team to help children succeed and make a difference in their lives. I also have the opportunity to work with different communities." — Alba, teacher, Head Start Pasadena

"I started working at Options for Learning as an assistant teacher and now I am a site director at a large site making more money and close to home."  — Linda, site director, Surround Care

"I love Options for Learning! I love it because I feel welcomed. My position has given me great experience and knowledge. You know that feeling people get every Sunday night when you know the weekend is over and you have to go to work tomorrow? Yeah, I don’t get that feeling!"  — Priscilla, meal monitor, State Preschool

Equal Opportunity Employer

Options for Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees consistent with applicable federal, California, and local law. Applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, genetic characteristics, genetic information, cancer, age, citizenship status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by this policy.
$1,000 hiring bonus for classroom staff

Learn more! Visit us in your community!

San Dimas Chamber of Commerce 2023 Career Expo
Date: 2/28/2023, 3 PM 6 PM
Location: Life Pacific University 1100 W. Covina Blvd San Dimas, Calif. 91773
San Gabriel Valley Women's Summit 2023
Date: 3/7/2023, 12 PM 6 PM
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Monrovia-Pasadena 924 W. Huntington Drive Monrovia, Calif. 91016
SCRS Women's Empowerment Summit
Date: 3/30/2023, 9:30 AM 5:30 PM
Location: Embassy Suites of Arcadia 211 East Huntington Drive Arcadia, Calif. 91006